Book Interrupted

Book Interrupted

Welcome to Book Interrupted, a book club for busy people to connect and one that celebrates life’s interruptions.

Episodes

July 19, 2021 46 min

The Book Interrupted women discuss “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg; how they express anger; gratitude; and dancing it out. They finish the episode by sharing their final book reports. Would they recommend this book?

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  • Anger and how we express it/why we scream
  • Emotions as a wakeup call, giving you feedback
  • The importance of stopping and breathing
  • Dancing it out! “Never walk when ...
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    The Book Interrupted women discuss “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg; tools to communicate and empathize; and the limitations of NVC, including potential ways it can be used in bad faith. After a debate about whether they should empathize with people they think are doing hateful or abusive things, they finish with each naming their primary need/s.

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  • The many ways to communicate...
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    July 5, 2021 46 min

    The Book Interrupted women share their personal journals while reading: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. Then, continuing the group discussion, they reflect on how they respond to conflict, empathy during the pandemic, how they communicate their different needs, and learning to listen.

    Discussion Points:

  • What are our needs?
  • How do we respond to anger, conflict and negative feedback?
  • Dealing wit...
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    June 28, 2021 39 min

    The Book Interrupted women continue their conversation on “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. By debating their different communication styles, ranging from keeping it all inside to having no secrets at all, they share what they need to connect. Can they learn how best to speak to each other, despite their differences?

    Discussion Points:

  • Reevaluating our communication styles
  • Naming our feelings
  • Te...
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    June 21, 2021 33 min

    The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 5 book choice: “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” by Marshall B. Rosenberg. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Nonviolent Communication”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of feelings, needs, conflict and personal narrative, they talk about their lives,...

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    June 14, 2021 47 min

    The six women discuss feedback and the public versus private comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 4, Episodes 1 through 5, on “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo.

     

     

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  • Why don’t people speak up on social media about White Fragility?
  • Practicing talking about racism, speaking up, being vulnerable, stumbling forward
  • Cancel culture, accountability culture, apologies, and showing how you made amends
  • How t...
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    June 7, 2021 45 min

    Fan Squiggy and the six women continue the discussion on ideas from “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo, concluding with their final book reports. How can they learn to speak up, fight against white solidarity, and just keep stumbling forward? Would they recommend this book to other readers?

    Discussion Points:

  • Activism and the POCnic in Prince Edward County, Ontario
  • Racist words behind closed doors 
  • White Solidarity/“white silence is...
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    May 31, 2021 46 min

    Fan Squiggy and the six women discuss ideas from “White Fragility” by Robin Diangelo. How do we talk to children about racism? Can we get to equality together? What is the role of the bystander? Why has it taken so long to have many shades of ‘nude’ crayons and undergarments? Plus, seeing Sharon Osborne’s white fragility play out on tv!

    Discussion Points:

  • Racism in Canada
  • Other books and resources on antiracism
  • White Fragility in act...
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    May 24, 2021 38 min

    The Book Interrupted women and their fan Squiggy share their personal journals while reading: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Then, continuing the group discussion, they reflect on how the good/bad binary, white women tears, individualism, colonization, rationalization, and their own behaviours contribute towards racism in our society.

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  • Making a safe...
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    May 17, 2021 42 min

     

    The Book Interrupted women, and their fan Squiggy, continue the discussion on their first fan book choice: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Referencing the book and their lives they dive into topics of racism in the education system, politics, and small town Ontario; the controversy of the author being white; the importance of the arts; and how they can keep stumblin...

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    May 10, 2021 41 min

    The Book Interrupted women, and their fan Squiggy, begin their first conversation on their Series 4 and first fan book choice: “White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism” by Robin Diangelo. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “White Fragility”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of white privilege, history,...

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    May 3, 2021 50 min

    The six women discuss feedback and comments they received from Book Interrupted Series 3, Episodes 1 through 5, on “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer.

    Discussion Points:

  • What was it like for previous generations of women and their periods?
  • First period experiences - “am I dying?"
  • Menstrual education for children and men
  • Are males curious about periods?
  • Tampons with applicators, versus ...
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    In this bonus episode, the Book Interrupted six women ask questions and chat with Kirsten Karchmer, author of “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.”

    Discussion Points:

  • Perimenopause - how can we tell if there is something wrong or are the symptoms linked to perimenopause? Is it like reverse puberty? How important is sleep during this time?
  • PCOS - how is it different for every person?
  • Dietary advice, including h...
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    April 26, 2021 46 min

    The Book Interrupted six women continue discussions inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of painful periods, men living in women’s bodies for a month, sexual and menstrual education, period underwear, perimenopause, and naturopaths versus doctors. They finish the episode by sharing whether they each recommend the book. 

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    April 19, 2021 43 min

    The Book Interrupted six women discuss their lives, inspired by reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. In this episode they touch on topics of periods, mental health, medical research, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, cutting back caffeine, drinking more water, and the lack of access to period products in some areas of the world. 

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  • Why is medical research and fit...
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    April 12, 2021 36 min

    The Book Interrupted six women share their thoughts while reading “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer, followed by group discussions on their experiences with perimenopause, urinary incontinence, cysts and menstrual cups. Just because something is common, does not mean that it’s normal.

     

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  • The history of the period
  • What is the ideal period?
  • Seed cycling 
  • How can you use...
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    April 5, 2021 41 min

    The Book Interrupted six women continue their conversation inspired by “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Exploring issues of education, Goddess mythology, and being comfortable talking about menstruation, they chat about their own personal period experiences and how to teach their children about their bodies.

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  • The history of periods and how men treated women during ...
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    March 29, 2021 40 min

    The Book Interrupted women begin their first conversation on their Series 3 book choice: “Seeing Red: The One Book Every Woman Needs to Read. Period.” by Kirsten Karchmer. Each member expresses individually how they feel either before reading or beginning to read “Seeing Red”, then they continue the discussion into a group chat. Through the topics of endometriosis, holistic medicine, period education, birth control pills, doctors, ...

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    March 22, 2021 39 min

    The six women discuss feedback and comments they’ve received from Book Interrupted Series 2, Episodes 1 through 5, on “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle. 

    Discussion Points:

  • Remarks, feedback and comments from our fans
  • Response to Lise’s video
  • Is Glennon Doyle selfish or is she trying to help?
  • Is Untamed a memoir or self help or is it both?
  • How does popularity/fame/power affect people?
  • Are the lessons in Untamed packaged too neatly? Is there a ...
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    March 15, 2021 42 min

    The women finish their discussions on “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle, ultimately weighing in on whether they would recommend the book. They delve into topics of religion, spirituality, God, memoir versus self-help, personalities, and the nonprofit Together Rising.

    Discussion Points:

  • Can we separate religion, God and spirituality? How do these affect our lives?
  • Would we recommend the book?
  • Should Glennon have told us more memoir over the ...
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